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codybrumfield
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I have an Akitio Node, nvidia 1070, and a MBP 2016 '13 inch. Card is recognized and everything is working fine (thanks to everyone on this site for writing up guides and automation tools) with the exception of the nvidia driver. I'm on the beta of macOS 10.12.6 instead of the stable release of 10.12.5. The Nvidia driver won't install due to the build check.

So, my question is: is there anyway to install the latest driver without downgrading to the stable release and, if not, when in the beta cycle does nvidia usually release new drivers? Is there an RSS feed or a site where driver updates are announced? (Also, should I just downgrade? Does the driver check the build even after it's installed or is it usually fine to upgrade the OS before nvidia releases driver updates?)

Thanks very much for your help.

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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igerard
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The hackintosh scene are used to trick the NVidia driver to get it working with the beta release ...

 

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ikir
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Welcome to eGPU.io!

I think you can opt out beta and reinstall stable 10.12.5 anyway


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my Mantiz Venus extreme mod with Sapphire Nitro+ RX Vega 64

 
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igerard
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I wonder if this kind of tools could be used in our case

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/323720-pre-release-macos-sierra-10126/#entry2424774

But, I am not sure that there is some interest to use the macos beta, excepted in very specific situation.

 

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eGPU : Akitio Node + RX 580 + GTX 980 Ti + Vega64


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codybrumfield
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The driver update tool actually got everything installed but the driver does a version check before enabling. One step closer, though.and the driver checks for updates so if I need to stay on the beta channel, I'll at least be notified when there's an update.

It's definitely an edge case needing the beta. I'm a developer so I occasionally need to test on the beta. Probably don't need it on my daily driver, though. 

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igerard
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Ok

I see, I am a dev also.

I don't know where is the same in English, this is the French web site with an active hackintosh community

http://forum.macbidouille.com/index.php?s=&showtopic=403290&view=findpost&p=4145262

 

 

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igerard
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It seems that the solution would be to edit : /System/Library/Extensions/NVDAStartupWeb.kext/Contents/info.plist

change the line where the dependency to the macOS version is set :

Screenshot 2017 05 21 01.17.59

Then it is needed to fix permissions and refresh the kext cache

sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions
sudo chown -R 0:0 /System/Library/Extensions
sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions
sudo kextcache -Boot -U /

 

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eGPU : Akitio Node + RX 580 + GTX 980 Ti + Vega64


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goalque
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Has anyone read what the script does with the -url option?

-url option allows Nvidia beta driver installation

automate-eGPU EFIapple_set_os.efi

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igerard
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Ok, but in his case the update is already done.

do you preconise to download the webdriver, then modify the version number in the kext and then run your script with the url option?

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goalque
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You can put the web address as the second argument pointing to any web driver package that you want to install.

The script takes care of the NVDARequiredOS key and modifies the value if necessary but can't guarantee the compatibility of the older driver with the new macOS build. It's recommended to wait for the new release.

There used to be leaked beta driver links from Nvidia. I am not sure if hackintosh communities anymore have links to them.

automate-eGPU EFIapple_set_os.efi

Mid 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro eGPU Master Thread

 
2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 1809 [build link]  


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